Westworld Episode 1 Review: “The Auguries”

Westworld Episode 1 Review: “The Auguries”

“Westworld” is back, and a lot has changed in the seven years since we’ve seen Maeve, Caleb, William and Dolo … err, Christina. Ash and Gene are here to dive straight into the meaning of the episode title, the changes to the “Westworld” opening credits, and what’s new in the world.

This Deep Dive, covering Episode 1, “The Auguries,” also explores what William is plotting, what the flies are all about and why Teddy is back. Beyond that, the Shat Crew catalogs the Easter egg parallels Episode 1 used to tie the show back to Season 1 and searches for meaning in them with the help of listeners. We also discuss this seasons CGI, “My Father’s Dragon,” and Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games.”

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Westworld Episode 1 Summary:
A host copy of William manipulates the owner of the Hoover Dam, which now houses a large data vault that contains data he wants from eight years ago, to give it to him for free before killing himself. In New York City, Christina works as a writer at Olympiad Entertainment, creating stories for the non-player characters in video games. She is repeatedly called by a man named Peter, who claims she is controlling his life, and proves it by jumping to his death in front of her. Maeve, living in a remote area, is discovered by hosts that she kills and discovers were sent by William. She drives to California to stop another host from killing Caleb and his new family. Caleb goes with Maeve to protect the next target. Back in New York City, Christina wishes to write a story with a happy ending before retiring, unaware she is being watched by someone resembling Teddy from below.

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